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Canfield student performs with all-state orchestra

February 20, 2019
The Town Crier

The Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) held its annual Professional Development Conference from Jan. 31 thru Feb. 2 in Cleveland, at the Huntington Banks' Convention Center. One of the many highlights that focus on student performance are the OMEA All-State Ensembles for band, choir, jazz band, and orchestra.

Over 1,000 high school students from all across Ohio submitted applications and recorded auditions in late May of 2018 in hopes of being selected to perform with these prestigious ensembles. Of those applicants, Canfield High School was represented by junior high school band member Junior Jake Fay on tuba.

This is Jake's second straight event of being selected to perform with an OMEA All-State ensemble (OMEA All-State Band in 2018). Under the baton of guest conductor, Nancy Strelau, the All-State Orchestra performed Feb. 1, in front of a packed house of family members, friends, and music educators. The performance was held in the Grand Ballroom at the convention center.

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Pictured is Canfield High School junior Jacob Fay, tuba, with the OMEA All-State Orchestra conductor Nancy Strelau.

Jake Fay is the son of Michael and Holly Fay. He has been a member of the Canfield High School Symphonic Band since his freshmen year. Jake consistently earns Superior ratings at OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest. He has also performed with the OMEA Northeast Regional Orchestra (2017 and 2018), OMEA All-State Band (2018), and the Ohio State University Honor Bands (2017 and 2018). Jake studies tuba with his dad and Canfield music educator, Michael Fay.



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